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Is it safe to take medication for anxiety disorders while pregnant?

Is it safe to take medication for anxiety disorders while pregnant?

Pregnant: It is vital to have your prescribing doc. Work closely with your ob/gyn to monitor throughout pregnancy. ...Read more

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Dr. Janice Alexander
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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I'm so over everything. My anxiety disorder is ruining my life. I feel so terrified right now and don't know why. Are there any safe pregnant anxiety meds?

I'm so over everything. My anxiety disorder is ruining my life. I feel so terrified right now and don't know why. Are there any safe pregnant anxiety meds?

Mind Body Medicine: You might consult a psychologist who can teach you stress management techniques. These are non-drug interventions such as the relaxation response (see herbert benson's book), clinical hypnosis, breathing, etc. There is good data to support the effectiveness of behavioral medicine/mind body medicine. The very best to you. ...Read more

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I was told that being pregnant with anxiety disorder may increase the risk og having baby with mental health problems. mental problems such as what?

Find another doctor: That is absolute bunk. There is no science to suggest your anxiety causes an issue with your child. You are in a wonderful state and the last thing you need is semi-informed opinions making your more stressed. ...Read more

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I have an anxiety disorder and pregnant 8 months..i am startled and get scared easily and when i am by baby moves almost instantly..why is that?

I have an anxiety disorder and pregnant 8 months..i am startled and get scared easily and when i am by baby moves almost instantly..why is that?

Two are one: The two of you are one entity at this moment and share "everything" physically, and emotionally. Your pregnancy is almost over, and it would be a great idea to continue to get help for your anxiety disorder with a professional therapist so as not to transmit these concerns to your new developing child. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant without having any form of intercourse? I have anxiety disorder and i freak out.

Can you get pregnant without having any form of intercourse? I have anxiety disorder and i freak out.

To become: Pregnant must enter the vagina. It is possible to become pregnant if sperm is deposited at the introitus (opening of the vagina) or in the vagina. ...Read more

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Does being pregnant and have an anxiety disorder increase the risk of having a baby with autism or any other mental health problem?

No and Yes: Having anxiety disorder is not a risk factor for your baby developing autism. Anxiety is a common problem in populations. Having anxiety does increase the chances that the child may have a mental health problem. Anxiety runs in families. Definitely keep on top of your counseling, therapy and treatments during pregnancy and as a young parent. Untreated anxiety has bad effects on kids! ...Read more

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I have anxiety disorder and pregnant and entire pregnancy i have been stressed anxious and nervous..can this affect my baby in any way?

Perinatal anxiety: I don't know of any research that supports that anxiety impacts the baby in the womb. There is no doubt it impacts mom and your focus needs to be redirected towards yourself. Perinatal anxiety and depression is common. Consider seeking professional help and support from loved ones. Postpartum international is good online resource. Prenatal yoga is another helpful tool. ...Read more

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Does having anxiety disorder while pregnant increase the risk of having baby with infantile spasms?

No increased risk: There is no relationship between infantile spasms and maternal anxiety during pregnancy. There can be affects on a developing fetus with certain medications taken by mother during the pregnancy, some of which are used for psychiatric disorders. Make sure your treating physician is aware that you are expecting a baby. Best wishes ...Read more

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Is it possible to get pregnant with anxiety disorder?Will it affect the baby everytime illhave panic attack and obssesive thoughts?

Is it possible to get pregnant with anxiety disorder?Will it affect the baby everytime illhave panic attack and obssesive thoughts?

Safe: Anxiety diosrders are among the most common emotional problems people deal with, so if these disorders were incompatible with safe pregnancy we might see a population decline. That said, excessive anxiety may interfere with preparation for parenthood and should be treated with psychotherapy. Some medications can also be safely used while pregnant, but best to avoid that route if possible. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
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Feeling Anxious (Definition)

different subjective and objective symptoms of anxiety. The ones usually first encountered are: rapid heart beats, increased breathing, hypervigilance, and rapid thinking. For a complete list and a thorough understanding of the how's and why's ...Read more